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days late. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> still ahead, president obama arrives back in washington after cutting short his vacation the chilly political climate he's returning to. >>> shocking scare caught on camera what led >>> president obama is back in washington where the weather is just as frigid as the political climate inside. fiscal cliff talks appear to be going nowhere. the president is trying to hammer out a deal before major tax hikes and spending cuts kick in january 1st. this morning harry reid launched a scathing attack on house republicans for not returning to washington. >> i can't imagine their con chens they are out wherever -- consciences they are out wherever they are and we are trying get something done. >> newly appointed senator flew back with the president today, left governor currently will replace the late senator daniel inouye. >>> that looming fiscal cliff is having a huge effect on the stock market today. you can see the dow is down 135 points over 1%, consumer confidence very low because of concerns that fiscal cliff will cause taxes to rise for every
reached to avert sought called fiscal cliff, he would be coming back to washington after christmas. >> so where did that leave things terms of the fiscal cliff? here's l jonathan karl. >> congress not a creature is stirring. no deal is in sight. with deadline looming and seemingly no hope anywhere, the president made one last appeal tonight before washington goes on vacation. >> as we leave town for a few days to be with our families, through the holidays, everybody can cool off. everybody can tl drink some egg nog. now is not the time for more self inflicted wounds. certainly not those coming from washington. >>reporter: but the 2 sides don't even seem to be trying any more. what are we going to do now. >> i'm interested in solving the major problems that face our country. and that means house leaders senate leaders and the president are going to continue to have to work together to address those concerns. >>reporter: speaker boehner says the only way out is a deal that cuts spending and reforms the tax code but even he seemed to suggest that is virtually impossible now. >> how w
a definite offer from the speaker. >>reporter: jonathan karl reporting from washington. senators told to plan to be back in washington two days after christmas in an effort to the avoid going off that fiscal cliff. >> all right now to your utility bill it is about to go up. tell you in a decision that came down today rate payers will cover the majority of the price to try to prevent another san bruno disaster. story tonight from john alsto alston. >> pg&e customers will pay for most of the repairs upgrades as a result of the explosion that leveled the san bruno neighborhood and killed 8 people including renee morales daughter. >> i can't even bear to understand why they are continuing to allow to make deals behind closed doors. allowed rate increases. allowed to continue to go as business as usual. >>reporter: cpuc approved a rate indlees will headache the average bill by 1 dollar to 2 dollars per month. pg&e has to test nearly 800 miles of pipeline, replacing some portions and installing automatic shut off valves. it's a 2.2 billion dollar upgrade. today the commission ruled tha
washington.. >> i have been waiting to enjoy theee s s samee privivili. >> thehe coconstititution o o oe unitited statatatatates doesn'te mamamamamarriage in it. ananand the 10th amendment says w w what is not in the federaral popopowers belongs t e states. >> the justices will decide by late june whether gay couples have the constitutional right to marry. >>> a cold night ahead. abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel is here with a look at live doppler 7hd. sandhya? >> tonight is a night where you will want to bundle up and stay warm. if you are not heading out the door, you may want to turn up the heat. let me show you live doppler 7hd. we have high fog and clouds around, but neither one insulating us. here is the deal. the temperatures are dropping and the visibility is also dropping in santa rosa down to .5 or half a mile right now. it is getting thick. you are going to have to be careful if you have early morning plans. check out the temperatures. 40 in santa rosa and 41 in fairfield and down to 42 degrees in los gatos and 45 in half moon bay. i will be back to show you exactly ho
that washington lawmakers and the white house are closing in on a deal to avoid going over the fiscal cliff and triggering tax hikes for nearly everyone come january. karen travers reports on the president's new compromise and the republicans' back-up plan. >> reporter: negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff are heating up. both sides are starting to make concessions. this morning speaker boehner briefed republican lawmakers on where things stand. >> i continue to hope we can reach broad area agreement. >> reporter: yesterday boehner met with president obama for about 45 minutes. last night the white house presented him a new offer. the proposal includes 1.2 trillion in tax increases, down from the original offer 1.6 trillion. extending the bush tax cuts for every american earning less than $400,000 a year instead of $250,000. >> his position is not based on the notion that these rate have to go up because that's good, it is based on the necessity of having enough revenue as part of this balanced package. >> reporter: the white house plan would limit cost of living increases for social secu
has come together and we are ready. >> to nevada. las vegas bowl, boise state and washington. boise state in control early. quarterback and chris potter, 34-yard td. washington cut into that lead. here is 26 of 205 yards rushing. huskies left at the half. he hits the field goal, boise straight wins 28-26 your final. >> warriors with back-to-back beating charlotte and hosting lakers who have beaten golden state 17 of the last 18 times. steve is back in line-up. curry, 89 three's last night. kobe puts the lakers up by 4. great fadeaway. then to the second quarter. derek jack exploded. nothing but net. david lee had a triple double last night and closer to a double-double. right now, 81-70 in the third. we'll have highlights coming up at 11:00 on channel 7. >> undefeated stanford hosted by longtime rival and lady cardinals had too much game. pat summers on hand. probably thinking what everybody else. here at left hand. stanford, and there with the put back. 21 points and 19 rebounds and stanford remains unbeaten. >> for the men, cal hosting prior ri view a&m. justin cobb with 14 points
the president will leave hawaii tonight on a red-eye to washington. lawmakers have less than a week to come up to agreement on how to avoid tax increases and spending cuts set to go into effect january. the first lady and the couple's two daughters will remain in hawaii for another 10 days. >>> for the first time starbucks' employees are being asked to write other than names on cups. the chain is asking employees in washington, d.c. to scribble the words "come together." as a message to lawmakers to settle the fiscal cliff. >> some spots blue skies, some parts grey clouds. >> interesting the colors you will see out there rainbow colors out there and we've had some in the south baylor, i'll show you one from mountain view, san jose we just had moderate rain roll through downtown, darker clouds off to the west there and that's what is going to head up into the santa cruz mountains shortly. one other advantage point, at least this side of san francisco, we are on the embarcadero side at front and vallejo streets where it looks quiet. if you look back the other way, rain coming in. san francisco h
in the house of representatives limiting assault weapons. >>> developing news in washington president obama just nominated senator john kerry to join his cabinet. >>> scuffle over air jordans. bay area security guard hurt as hundreds try to get a pair as hundreds try to get a pair of new [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever. call at&t now to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. it's the fastest internet for the price. our newly expanded advanced digital network gives you more of what you enjoy online. and with at&t, our wireless gateway turns your home into a private wi-fi hot spot that connects your wi-fi devices and can even save on your smart phone data usage at home. so call now to get at&t u-verse high speed internet for just $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. that includes acces
. >> cowboys and redskins, robert griffin takes matters in his own hands. he scores and put washington on top. another redskins running back moore has had a huge game, rumbling for 200 yards and three touchdowns along waited he set a franchise single season rushing record. tony romo is picked off by jackson. romo threw three interceptions. skins take advantage of it and morse gets it, 28-18 is final. >>> oakland closed out its season at san diego with nothing to lose. raiders went to pryor that made his first started as quarterback. down south before the contest they were practicing in a hailstorm. the weather was fine at kickoff but not the raiders special teams. he takes the ball, breaks into the clear and takes the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown. it was 10-0 chargers after one. he throws a fake, hayward for his first n.f.l. touchdown pass. oakland rallied and pryor keeps it himself and dives into the end zone. that cut the lead to 24-14. with two minutes to go, he can't find a receiver but buys time before finding moore in the end zone. chargers hold on to win and oakland winds u
. >> good evening once again. start this half hour in washington where less than a month to go now until u.s. could face massive spending cuts and tax increases known as the fiscal cliff. they are talking about it in washington. today congressional republicans put forward alternative to the president plan. but tonight we are no closer to a deal. political reporter mark matthews explains what that means. >> san francisco cafe owner has been watching the cliff creep closer an hoping for rest logs. >> because if they don't it's going to be really tough. >>reporter: he's talking about employees. see the income taxes increase by a couple of thousands dollars. >> cost of living is really high and tough to make it especially in the city like san francisco. >>reporter: if congress and president can't reach an agreement income taxes will go up on nearly all americans. average family will be paying an extra 2000 to 2400 dollars a year. automatic spending cuts mean cuts to education. transportation. research and development. there's proposal to up airline fee that is could raise 1 billion do
in washington and california and 58 licensed locations in the united states. is more than 500 employees work for tully's nationwide. dempsey says he is is excited about the chance to help hundreds of workers. a bankruptcy court hearing is set for january 11 in seattle so we'll see if mcdreamy ends up in the coffee business. >>> a new hampshire family became instant millionaires over the holiday because of a mistake by a store cashier. the bennett family celebrated their good fortune this week. they won $1.3 million in the mega bucks lottery. it wasn't supposed to happen. scott went to a hillsborough circumstance isle k to purchase a lucky for life ticket but the cashier hit the wrong ticket and gave him a mega bucks ticket instead. >> he had the website on the computer and was staring at both of them and really truly didn't believe it. >> the cashier says she is thrilled with the mistake and the family is thinking about giving her a nice reward for her lucky bit of carelessness. that is a break and a half. >> the nation's largest coffee chain is delivering a message to congress on your coffe
of the connecticut school tragedy. according to new abc news "washington post"pole 54 percent support stricter gun control in general. 71 percent oppose the out right ban on hand guns. but 52 percent favor banning semi-automatic hand guns. 59 percent favor banning ammunition clip that hold more than 10 bullet. now in the bay area gun control advocate point to the number and question why congress hasn't done more. mark with the debate. >>reporter: protestors demonstrated outside the nra headquarters in washington, d.c. this morning. long tame 51 rights congressman of weather virginia told msnbc said it's time to do something. >> i don't know anybody that needs 30 rounds to good huntin hunting. >>reporter: senator feinstein will rae introduce an assault weapon ban that expired in 199 1994. >> the dark time of my life back in 1993 when my wife was killed at 101 california stree street. >>reporter: steven became a gun control activist and testified before congress stood with senator feinstein as president clinton signed the law. he watched 10 years later as congress let that law expir expir
. now back to you. >>> rain returns but not for everyone. sandhya is here washington look at the accu-weather forecast. >> the system will be different that comes in tomorrow. show you how in just a moment. from our south beach camera lovely 1 set this was 4:58 looking towards sutro tower. look at the color gorgeous thanks to the high clouds made of ice crystal. let's check out live doppler 7 hd and we still have high clouds moving in as you can see here with you not helping to keep the temperatures up much. we are in the upper 30's in the col coldest inland valley already. 37 in nap a.39 in livermore. rain for some of you friday afternoon and snow level coming down to around 3000 feet as we head in the saturday morning satellite radar this is a system we are watching today. nasty day with the high pressure ridge but now this system is going to start to change things up a bit. already seeing like i said some cloud cover. rain returns tomorrow afternoon but this system unlike previous storms will actually split in two and parallel the coast a second half of the system staying off
of downtown oakland. the intersection of third and washington street became a virtual lake with water so high it blocked parking spaces poured into one lane of traffic. with the sidewalk covered in rain run off this woman appeared to be baffled by how to get around i it. so she just stood there. ankle deep in rain water. freeway not much better. 8 80 at the marina boulevard exit was a wet gray mess. heavy rain obscured the view of drivers creating a constant wave of stop and go traffic and sea of brake lights. this accident was one of many we witnessed in the span of only 2 hours. low lying spots on the highway often flood quickly. increasing road hazard for drivers and new set of challenges for the crew assigned to keep the freeway and storm drains clear of all obstruction. >> we have to make sure that they are not being plugged by either mud or leaves or by litter. >>reporter: with more than 300 camera across the 9 counties in the bay area cal-trans has had a busy day monitoring traffic. the red color.indicate problem areas where traffic is stopped. flooding closed highway 12 mud sli
fiscal cliff and bitter divide the holiday spirit showed newspaper washington this evening. speaker of the house boehner did the honor for lighting of 65 foot spruce from colorado. capitol christmas tree. >> las vegas has another first. you can get married at the elvis wedding khaem or drive through wedding and now also get married at denny. opportunist available at the new denny in the downtown area. company is letting people inside for the first time. executives say it represents the deny of the future. featuring a full bar in addition to the chapel. ceremony will begin in a couple of months. celebrity wedding said to be already on the books for february. >> well if it seems like guinness will confirm world record for just about anything you opinion correct about that. the group has just anointed musician for playing the col coldest gig on earth. >> welcome to my gig. >>reporter: public hard to make the finger move on the guys nar that cold. simpson lead singer from fight star. he played in small town in siberia it's the coldest permanently inhabited place on the planet. well
, washington. >> another item about the military. after waving fitness standard to feed the war machine the army is now looking for thinner men and women. leading cause of civil i don't know not making the cut, obesity. army kicked out 1600 plus 25 active duty personnel for being out of shape during the first 10 month of this yea year. 15 times more than in 2007 when days employment cycle were at the peak. between 1998 and 2010 soldiers deemed over weight more than triple and 5 percent of the force was obese. >> 22 days now to find a budget deal and avoid the fiscallif cliff. tonight no word any real progress being made but the pressure to do something before it is too latest really intensifying across the country. story now from political reporter mark matthe matthews. >> message from move on bay area progressive cut the bush era tax cut for the wealthiest americans and do not cut social security and medicare benefits. >> we absolutely have to stick firm and make sure that we tax the rich. people making over 200,000 dollars. [applause] people making over 200,000 dollars a year sh
from chicago to here in the bay area. at hearing in washington today the ntsb said the crossing guard arm was down and warning lights were flashing in plenty of time for the truck driver to stop. they still are not sure why he did in the act quickly more quickly maybe he was tired or just not paying attention who knows. but if the brake had been properly maintained or applied a second and a half earlier the accident apparently could have been avoided. >>> major headline for the millions of americans battling depression. anti-depressant can take weeks even months to bring relief but now the national institute of mental health health says they have discovered medication that can act within hours. chief medical editor richard vesser has more. >> a life time of depression. lifting in just a few minutes. dennis suffering for years. had tried pretty much every anti-depressant on the market. no response you have tried treatment. >> they have never helped me at all. >>reporter: but at the national institute for health they are trying out whole new class anti-depressant. drug that may of
of washington. susan rice has pulled her name out of consideration to be the secretary of state. withdrawal remavs a major source of tension between the white house and congressional republicans. here's tm jake tapper. >> in a letter to the president today u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice wrote quote the posts of secretary of state should never be politica political. i'm sad we have reached this point even before you have decided whom to nominate. and she shared the news on nbc. >> i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged. very politica political, very distracting. very disruptive because there are so many things we need to get done as a country. >>reporter: just weeks ago rice tough smart rising star in the obama administration was the president's top choice to serve as next secretary of state. but she grew a lightning storm of republican criticism for repeating talking points on the intelligence community that seemed to critic to down play the terrorist attack on the diplomatic compound in libya. >> what this began as was spontaneous. >> th
over the country including arizona, washington, texas, wisconsin and hear in the bay area naturally. the shooter has been identified as which-year-old adam lanza of hoboken, new jersey. he was an honor student who may have suffered from personality disorder armed with 4 weapons and was wearing a bullet proof vest when he marched on to that campus with the intent to kill. witnesses say he didn't upary word. we have steps i have coverage on this tonight. chris cuomo takes us through what happened. >> this morning the sandy hook elementary ask full of kids concerned about christmas. then at 9:40 am shots rang out. >> all units the individual that i have on the phone continuing to hear what he believes to be gunfire. >>reporter: inside little kids are under attack. >> heard this racket at our classroom. >>reporter: horrible things happening. teachers make sure they are safe and then do the unimaginable. >> what did the teacher do the then. >> she read us some books and we talked about things and played little games in there. >>reporter: did you hear any more bad noises. >> yes. >
policy for parking meet that's many say is just unfair. >> plus president obama back in washington with 4 days to go now until the country plunges over the fiscal cliff. both sides are trading blame. >> warning tonight to anyone with closet full of skinny jeans. do you have some of jeans. do you have some of snos doctors now say they could >> free parking on sunday in san francisco coming to an end soon this coming sunday is the last sunday that residents and visitors alike will not have to feed the meter. carolyn tyler has the story. >>reporter: think about starting to plug the meters on sunday. >> that's awful. that's awful. >>reporter: since the first first meeter installed in san francisco on bush and polk street back in the 1940's sunday have been a one day break. but that longstanding policy is over. >> this is a new day as far as parking management. we have notice that 70% of all businesses are open in san francisco on sunday and we really need an effective parking management plan in place. >>reporter: now starting january sixth from noon to 6:00 p.m. of the 29,000 plus
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